Three steps to keep your hose working
When you've selected the right industrial hose for a given application and you use the hose properly, it seldom fails. Hose failures usually come from misuse and abuse -- subjecting the hose to materials, temperatures, and stresses it wasn't designed to handle. This article describes how to protect your plant's hose investment by how you select, assemble, and use the hose.
Your dry bulk materials plant probably depends on industrial hose to handle a host of applications -- transferring materials from storage vessels to bulk carriers, vacuum-cleaning fugitive material and spillage from plant surfaces, delivering steam for cleaning your mixers, supplying gasoline or oil for machinery and vehicles, even carrying water for fighting fires. When properly selected, assembled, and used for these applications, the hose usually performs reliably for months or years at a time without a hint of trouble.